Last Sunday, before the Pchum Ben holiday began, these people were waiting under the Japanese bridge for vans and trucks to take them to their home provinces. Today is the last day of the official holiday. Do you think all these people will be back at work tomorrow, Friday? Nooooooo….not by a long shot. This year Pchum Ben had the makings of a perfect holiday, with the official celebration on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Well….NO ONE could expect someone to work on Monday before the holiday, could they? And certainly not on Friday after the holiday. So everyone was off Saturday and Sunday before the holidays, the full work week of the holidays, and the Saturday and Sunday after the holidays–nine days off work for a three-day holiday! Not bad, huh?